The Case of the Green Turtle: An Uncensored History of a Conservation Icon

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The journals of early maritime explorers traversing the Atlantic Ocean often describe swarms of sea turtles, once a plentiful source of food. Many populations had been decimated by the 1950s, when Archie Carr and others raised public awareness of their plight. One species, the green turtle, has been the most heavily exploited due to international demand for turtle products, especially green turtle soup. The species has achieved some measure of recovery due to thirty years of conservation efforts, but remains endangered. ...

The Case of the Green Turtle: An Uncensored History of a Conservation Icon 2012, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421405797

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